Porcelain dish with rounded sides, everted rim and tapering foot. There are flower and fruit sprays in underglaze blue in reserve against a yellow enamel ground on the interior and the exterior. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base, which has colourless glaze.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 56 millimetres
- Diameter: 297 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Zhengde nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty, Zhengde reign
Inscription CommentSix-character Zhengde mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Ming Zhengde 1506-1521Room 95 label text:
Dish with flowering pomegranate
This design, invented in the early fifteenth century, was made continuously for one hundred years at Jingdezhen with minor variations and later was revived in the Qing dynasty (AD 1644–1911). The dish is decorated with a flowering pomegranate branch in the centre with fruiting branches of persimmon, peach, lychee and cherry in the walls. The branches have ragged ends, following a well-known convention, indicating they were broken from a tree. On the exterior are lotus scrolls and a six-character Zhengde reign mark written on the base.
Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration and yellow glaze
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Zhengde mark and period, AD 1506–1521
Porcelain dish with rounded sides, everted rim and tapering foot. Underglaze blue in reserve against a yellow enamel ground. Flower and fruit sprays on interior and exterior. Mark on colourless glazed base in underglaze blue.
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Object reference number: RRC39111
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